for those of you that are upset that verizon does not carry the local games in HD for teams like the Knicks and Rangers
Verizon is working to get those for you
Well, I have a question. I think we have a somewhat unique situation here in Buffalo given that our NHL team is broadcast on MSG/MSGHD and yet we couldn't get access to Cablevision's service even if we wanted to. Hence, Cablevision's refusal to grant HD access for these channels to Verizon not only stifles competition in their market, but outside their territory as well.
Having said that, does anyone think that provisions could be made to allow carriage of the Sabres games given that we are out of Cablevision's service area? Mayboe one of they Verizon techs on here could shed light on whether such a carriage agreement would be unprecedented or if any credence could be awarded to such an idea. I would hope that, if feasible, the Sabres are working hard with Verizon to convince Cablevision to provide access to the feed, given that the Sabres have no stake in MSG other than a contract to air their games on the network.
It looks like AT&T has joined the fight against Cablevision!!